Dance of Decay by Pamela Crockett
Honfluer Gallery is elated to bring Pamela Crockett for a solo show in Historic Anacostia. Pamela maintains an artist studio in the Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore. Primarily she paints in oil and repurposes found objects for her mixed media work. Her persistent love of movement is evident. She is a former fellow in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and recipient of the Olssen Faculty Incentive Award. Teaching positions include Mt. St. Maryâ€™s College, Loyola University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, McDaniel College, St. Timothyâ€™s School, and the University of Iowa.
Intrigued by decomposing pods, unraveling bulbs, and dried aquatic fragments, Pamela studies their patterns and textures. Back in the studio she views them dissected under a magnifying glass. Their patterns of decay echo the invisible forces controlling their movement. Paradoxically these delicate remains of life reflect both the fragility and the vitality of the earth and its oceans.
Dance of Decay opens April 5, 2019 and runs through May 25,2019 in Honfleur Gallery 1241 Good Hope Road SE Washington DC 20020. The opening reception is free and open to the public. An artist talk will be held on May 19 from 2-4pm where Pamela will discuss her work and process.